Gambhiranadi, Gambhira-nadi, Gambhīranadī: 2 definitions

Introduction

Gambhiranadi means something in Buddhism, Pali, the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Buddhism

Theravada (major branch of Buddhism)

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Source: Pali Kanon: Pali Proper Names

A river, one yojana north of Anuradhapura; the bricks for the Maha Thupa and for the Thupas of the three former Buddhas were prepared on its banks (Mhv.xxviii.7; MT.508). On its bank was Upatissagama. Mhv.vii.44.

context information

Theravāda is a major branch of Buddhism having the the Pali canon (tipitaka) as their canonical literature, which includes the vinaya-pitaka (monastic rules), the sutta-pitaka (Buddhist sermons) and the abhidhamma-pitaka (philosophy and psychology).

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India history and geogprahy

Source: Ancient Buddhist Texts: Geography of Early Buddhism

Gambhīranadī (गम्भीरनदी) is the name of a river as recorded in the Pāli Buddhist texts (detailing the geography of ancient India as it was known in to Early Buddhism).—Gambhīra-nadī (cf. Mahāvaṃsa) flows seven or eight miles north of Anurādhapura, Ceylon.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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